The Decentred Autonomous Subject

  • Kathy Butterworth


According to the post-structuralist critique of the subject, we can no longer properly understand ourselves as a unified, sovereign subject, insofar as the overriding experience we have of ourselves is that of a decentred self, a subject that is constantly in process of becoming. While many feminists support this claim, others argue that endorsing it makes it impossible to develop an account of autonomy or political emancipation.


Feminist Theory Identity Politics Narrative Identity Narrative Coherence Abusive Situation 
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  • Kathy Butterworth
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  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyEngland

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